How did the Johnny Cakes recipe get its name*? Well, Johnny woke up one brisk Saturday morning on the trail, and as the sun lit up enough for him to see, he and started cooking a hearty stack of flapjacks to fuel his journey west. But as he whisked the batter, he realized he added Kodiak Cornbread Mix instead of the flapjack mix. He thought, “Cornbread is filling and pretty darn good, why not try it in flapjack form?” So he continued cooking, and boy did it pay off! That glorious morning, he drizzled maple syrup on his warm, steamy stack of what he coined as Johnny Cakes and powered through his travels more satisfied than ever.
*We like to imagine that Kodiak was around during the pioneer days, but did you know: Kodiak was founded in 1995?! With this tidbit of info, clearly we fibbed on this story a bit ;)